Project Overview

What are Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika?

Aedes aegypti mosquitoThese viruses are all spread through the bite of certain species, such as Aedes mosquitos. In the United States (Ae.aegypti and Ae.albopictus) could transmit the disease after biting an infected person that has returned from an infected area.

In recent years, outbreaks of these illnesses have spread to the Americas, including the Caribbean and Mexico. Most cases seen in the United States have occurred as a result of travel to infected
regions. Early detection of these viruses is critical to the public.

How Will I Know If I Am Sick with One of These Viruses?

Common signs and symptoms of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika may include:

  • Fever
  • Moderate to severe joint pain
  • Headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, rash or red eye
  • Symptoms usually begin within 3-7 days after being bitten by infected mosquito

Preventable...But NOT Treatable

o vaccines are currently available to prevent or treat these infections.

People at risk for more severe disease include: Newborns, pregnant women, toddlers, adults (65 years and older). Also, people with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart disease.

What Can You Do?

Sign up now to be notified when the Kidenga app is released (early Summer 2016). Kidenga will be available for both iOS and Android devices.

Once you download the Kidenga app you will be asked to fill out a weekly survey of symptoms on yourself and mosquito activity.

This data will be used to help identify and track the spread of these diseases. It will also provide users with the most current data about confirmed cases in your area from the public health department.